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Postdoc position in malignant hematopoiesis in the Porse Group - Denmark  

Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) (company)


Posted on : 28 April 2017

Project Description

We are searching for highly motivated and talented postdocs to join our team working on mechanisms governing normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Our research/The groupResearch in the Porse group is focused on elucidating mechanisms governing normal and malignant hematopoiesis with special emphasis on the behaviour of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during adult hematopoiesis and leukemic stem cells (LSCs) in acute myeloid leukemia. To this end, we employ mouse models of human AML, mouse knock-out lines of putative HSC/LSC regulators, primary patient material and a broad range of bioinformatics tools. We have also conducted a number of shRNA-based in vivo screens for genes involved in tumor maintenance and identified a number of novel potential oncogenes and tumor suppressors which will be studied in future projects. The Porse group is affiliated with the Finsen Laboratory (www.finsenlab.dk) at Rigshospitalet as well as BRIC (www.bric.ku.dk) and DanStem (www.danstem.ku.dk), both University of Copenhagen. Project/The research project(s)The project deals with the impact of an epigenetic regulator on leukemic stem cell behaviour in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia Start: Preferably June 2017 or after agreementDuration: 2.5 years QualificationsWe expect you to be a highly motivated and highly ambitious scientist with the following qualifications: A PhD in Life Sciences Strong documented research experience in mouse genetics, advanced flow cytometry, chromatin immuno precipitation and functional hematopoiesis or Excellent English skills written and spoken For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof Bo Porse (bo.porse@finsenlab.dk) Place of employmentThe employment is at BRIC, University of Copenhagen. BRIC is located in the Biocenter, close to the centre of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and a number of core facilities shared between the 23 research groups at BRIC and the neighboring Finsen Laboratory. We have weekly journal clubs, data clubs, seminars with invited speakers and a young researchers club ASAP and our own PhD programme, MoMeD and our own Postdoc Career Programme. BRIC actively participates in the European alliance, EU-life consisting of 13 excellent life science research institutions http://eu-life.eu/ Terms of salary and employmentSalary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 32.351 DKK/ca. 4.250 Euro plus pension. Depending on qualifications, a higher salary may be negotiated. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years. The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013. ApplicationYour application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below or via BRIC’s website on http://www.bric.ku.dk/jobs/. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:   Motivated letter of application (max. one page). CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do. List of publications. Letters of recommendationFurthermore, the applicant should provide two letters of recommendation. To be taken into consideration, the letter must be signed by the supporting person on paper with institutional letter head and in PDF-format. The letters should be received before deadline on jobs@bric.ku.dk with subject “name candidate-porse-postdoc-June2017”; preferably by the supporting person. Please make sure that an easy match between the recommendation letter and the individual applicant is possible. Application deadline: 8 May 2017 We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications or letters of recommendation that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements. The further processShortlist: After expiry of the application deadline, the superior with power to appoint selects a number of applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. Applicants who were not passed for assessment should not expect further with regard to their application unless the shortlist is revised. Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministry Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities 2012 and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement. You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/ BRIC and University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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